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1/21 - "... laugh yourself into a hernia ..." -- "Black Comedy" opens Friday 1/22 ... “Is it still possible to laugh yourself into a hernia watching ‘Black Comedy’?” That’s what USA Today said of a Broadway production of this play, and a new version is coming to the Ojai Art Center Theater on January 22nd for four weekends. “Black Comedy” was written by acclaimed playwright Peter Shaffer, who later wrote “Amadeus” and “Equus,” two plays that are classics on any theater lover’s list, and this one is equally worthy.
It’s a comedy that plays with our senses of light and dark, and one that starts with a brilliant conceit: when the stage is dark (for a brief time in the beginning) the actors react as if they can see normally, but the audience can’t see them. Then a ...
1/15 - Don't Miss Ojai ACT's 2016 Free Preview -- this Sunday ... Ojai ACT’s 2016 season is full of musicals, mirth, marvels and even a meal cooked on stage. All will be revealed at the annual preview coming up at 7 p.m. Sunday Jan. 17 with free food, free drinks and a free-wheeling party atmosphere. It’s a special event for the community that fills every seat in the house each year at the Art Center.
At the preview, you’ll see a short scene from five of our six productions in 2016, which include: ~ Black Comedy, opening Jan. 22. ~ The Addams Family musical in March. ~ Skylight in May. ~ Annie Get Your Gun in July. ~ One-Act Festival interspersed with classic comedy bits in September. Hear an excerpt from The 2,000 Year Old Man.
Also on tap at ...
1/7 - Save the Date! "Black Comedy" opens January 22 at Ojai Art Center Theater ... “Is it still possible to laugh yourself into a hernia watching ‘Black Comedy’?” That’s what USA Today said of a Broadway production of this play, and a new version is coming to the Ojai Art Center Theater on January 22nd for four weekends. “Black Comedy” was written by acclaimed playwright Peter Shaffer, who later wrote “Amadeus” and “Equus,” two plays that are classics on any theater lover’s list, and this one is equally worthy.
It’s a comedy that plays with our senses of light and dark, and one that starts with a brilliant conceit: when the stage is dark (for a brief time in the beginning) the actors react as if they can see normally, but the audience can’t see them. Then a fuse blows ...
    2015
11/30 - Legends of the Celtic Harp present "A Winter Gift" -- Thursday ... "A Winter Gift" is presented by three of the premier Celtic Harpists in the world. Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform Celtic legends, along with Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. The concert and storytelling event will take place at Ojai Valley Women's Club at 441 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 PM Tickets are $20 advance /$25 at the door. Kids under 15 are half price. For info and advanced tickets call (805) 665-8852 or visit www.OjaiConcertSeries.com This trio is well known for their first show "Legends of the Celtic Harp" which tells stories and legends of the harp...
9/10 - Ojai Art Center Theater presents ... Dr Dolittle the musical ... The wonderful tale of Dr. John Dolittle -- who can talk (and sing!) to animals -- leads to exciting adventures and things you’ve never seen before when Ojai ACT presents this classic musical Sept. 11 through Oct. 4. Plus, you can ‘talk’ to the animals after each show, and an hour before each Saturday matinee the Ojai Valley Humane Society features adoptable pets.
As for the musical, “It’s fun, it’s funny, the animals are charming and it’s also a good love story,” said Phil Nemy who plays the doctor. The music was written by Leslie Bricusse, whose well-known songs include James Bond themes and musicals such as “Willy Wonka,” “Stop the World ...” and “The Roar of the Greasepaint ... ” For “Dolittle...
9/8 - Save the Date! Dr Dolittle the musical -- 9/11 ... The wonderful tale of Dr. John Dolittle -- who can talk (and sing!) to animals -- leads to exciting adventures and things you’ve never seen before when Ojai ACT presents this classic musical Sept. 11 through Oct. 4. Plus, you can ‘talk’ to the animals after each show, and an hour before each Saturday matinee the Ojai Valley Humane Society features adoptable pets.
As for the musical, “It’s fun, it’s funny, the animals are charming and it’s also a good love story,” said Phil Nemy who plays the doctor. The music was written by Leslie Bricusse, whose well-known songs include James Bond themes and musicals such as “Willy Wonka,” “Stop the World ...” and “The Roar of the Greasepaint ... ” For “Dolittle,” Bricusse wro...
7/30 - Heads Up! 1st Annual Ojai Blues Festival -- August 15th ... The Ojai Blues Festival is a continuation of the long-standing Bowlful of Blues Festival that ran for over two decades and was one of the region's premiere blues events. Crooked Eye Tommy joins a great music lineup that includes the Alastair Greene Band, Deb Ryder, and Shawn Jones. Of course there will be food trucks and beverages.
Presented by ... Ojai Art Center Theater
Venue ... Ojai Art Center Theater (back patio)
5/14 - "Dancing at Lughnasa" is playing at Ojai Art Center Theater ... “Dancing at Lughnasa” takes you on a journey back in time and across the sea for a two-day visit with the Mundy sisters of Ireland where dancing at the harvest festival enlightens their hardscrabble existence. This Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Play runs from May 15 through June 7 (NOTE: no performance Sunday, May 17) at Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 general, $15 seniors, students and Art Center members; call for reservations at 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org
ALSO RUNS FOR THREE SUNDAYS AT 2 P.M., MAY 24, 31, June 7
Presented by ... Ojai Art Center Theater
Venue ... Ojai Art Center Theater
5/6 - Get your tickets for ... "Dancing at Lughnasa" -- Opening may 15 at Ojai ACT ... “Dancing at Lughnasa” takes you on a journey back in time and across the sea for a two-day visit with the Mundy sisters of Ireland where dancing at the harvest festival enlightens their hardscrabble existence. This Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Play runs from May 15 through June 7 (NOTE: no performance Sunday, May 17) at Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 general, $15 seniors, students and Art Center members; call for reservations at 640-8797 or www.OjaiACT.org
ALSO RUNS FOR THREE SUNDAYS AT 2 P.M., MAY 24, 31, June 7
Presented by ... Ojai Art Center Theater
Venue ... Ojai Art Center Theater
    2014
11/16 - “The Ojai Theater: 100 Years of Movies, 1914 - 2014” -- 11/15 ... It’s celebration time at the Ojai Valley Museum from Oct. 21 through Dec. 28 with an original history exhibition, “The Ojai Theater: 100 Years of Movies 1914 – 2014.” The Rotating Gallery features the story of Ojai’s only movie house that has existed over the span of a century.
The exhibit has been researched and written by Elise DePuydt, Ojai historian, author of an Ojai guidebook and Office Manager for the Ojai Film Society. As an invited community curator, DePuydt’s wall texts and photo documentation trace the ownership, management and history of the Ojai Theater between 1914 and 2014. The show includes descriptions of the owners, managers, films shown, movie stars, animal stars and films made in Ojai. In addi...
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